Laurence H. Tecott, M.D., Ph.D.

Laurence H. Tecott, M.D., Ph.D.


Professor in Residence; Maurice Eliaser, Jr. M.D. and Marjorie
Meyer Eliaser Endowed Chair in Molecular Biology and
Genetics in Psychiatry
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Tecott’s laboratory employs mouse molecular genetic approaches to explore the manner in which the brain serotonin system modulates complex behavior, with a particular focus on mood, and patterns of physical activity and feeding. Toward this end, his team is modeling “mouse lifestyles” through the development of “behavioral informatics” tools that reveal patterns in high resolution behavioral datasets. Quantitative behavioral pattern assessment provides a powerful bioassay for enhancing assessment of serotonergic and other experimental manipulations on brain function and pathophysiological processes in animal models.

Dr. Tecott completed his psychiatry residency and fellowship in pharmacology and psychiatry at UCSF.

NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 1992 and 1995, Independent Investigator 2001 and 2004

Foundation Prizes: 1999 Freedman Prize Honorable Mention for Exceptional Research by a Young Investigator